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INTIMACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intimacy mean? 

INTIMACY (noun)
  The noun INTIMACY has 3 senses:

1. close or warm friendship
2. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
3. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

  Familiarity information: INTIMACY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTIMACY (noun)


Sense 1intimacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Close or warm friendship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

intimacy; familiarity; closeness

Context example:

the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy

Hypernyms ("intimacy" is a kind of...):

friendliness (a friendly disposition)


Sense 2intimacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

amour; affaire; liaison; intimacy; affair; involvement

Hypernyms ("intimacy" is a kind of...):

sexual relationship (a relationship involving sexual intimacy)


Sense 3intimacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of being intimate and belonging together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

closeness; intimacy

Context example:

their closeness grew as the night wore on

Hypernyms ("intimacy" is a kind of...):

belonging (happiness felt in a secure relationship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intimacy"):

togetherness (affectionate closeness)


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